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1993 Hunter 42

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Savannah, GA
Listed: 01-02-2017
Phone: 256-572-0348
Alternate phone: 256-572-0348

$113,500 US Negotiable

The owner bought this boat in 2014

General condition and any additional information

Set up for serious off-shore passage making and fully self-sufficient off-the-grid cruising. Has recently (beginning 2014) sailed in England, the coast of Europe and the western Med (2015) and crossed the Atlantic to the Caribbean (Nov 2015). Came up through the Caribbean (spring 2016).

This yacht was never chartered, always privately owned, and meticulously cared for. All servicing and installations were done to a high standard. All safety equipment is up-to-date. The yacht participated in the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) which requires a high standard of safety equipment, training, and inspections. The yacht has been certified as a Class-A offshore sailing yacht. All documentation is available and will be conveyed to future owner.

We lived aboard, loved every minute of it, but are now moving back on land for a few years and do not want the boat to sit and atrophy. She needs to go to a good home and to someone who will continue the journey! She has taken care of her owners for years and will continue to do so for many years to come.

S/V PROTEUS is overbuilt and designed for extended offshore passage-making and off-the-grid cruising. Just want to jump all the way down to the USVI instead of going the super-slow way all the way through the Bahamas? Okay! We just made a passage from the Dominican Republic straight to Ft.Lauderdale (March 2016). Seven days offshore? No problem. PROTEUS has a thicker hull, reinforced rigging, extra backstay (B and R rigs normally dont have them). Massive solar panels, watermaker, genset, wind generator -- all these advanced features make for a yacht that can go anywhere, do anything, and actually be comfortable while doing it. The solar panels were upgraded in 2015, and the owners report that they lived entirely off the solar panels and almost never used the generator while underway.

Occasionally, youll hear people scoff at production yachts for being only for coastal cruising. They say: Oh, I would never cross an ocean in that! Not the Passage 42! She has cruised in the North Sea and English Channel recently and did it brilliantly. When there were only aluminum-hull Ovnis and other extreme sailboats and expedition yachts at the docks, PROTEUS was right in there with the best of them.

All image were made in June 2016 except the two exterior shots, which were made in Spain and Gibraltar in June 2015. More photographs are available on request.

This yacht is currently in storage for hurricane season and the winter, but is ready for viewing. PROTEUS is on the coast of Georgia. Arrangements can be made for delivery within a reasonable distance on the US East Coast.

Standard features

Rig: Isomat spar with (factory modified) B and R rig (additional backstay and reinforced staysail)
Rig has recently been professionally surveyed/adjusted after Atlantic crossing.
LOA: 42ft 6in / 12.9m
Beam: 14ft / 4.27m
Empty displacement: 20,500lbs / 9299kg / 10.25 tons
Ballast: 7900lbs / 3583kg / 3.95 tons
Keel: lead wing
Mast height from waterline: 60ft 6in / 18.44m (Intracoastal Waterway: yes)
Draft: 4ft 11in / 1.49m
Theoretical hull speed: 8.3 knots (2015 Atlantic crossing, Cape Verdes to St.Lucia: 13 days)
Capsize ratio: 1.94
Auxiliary power: 63hp Yanmar 4-JH2TE diesel, direct drive, dripless packing gland
Engine Hours: total hours (approx) 3300 (less than 400 hours since last major overhaul by Yanmar certified engineer)
Twin custom stainless steel sail arches, with dinghy davits
Oversized bow-thruster (was intended for use in tidal areas)
Bottom was painted in Summer 2015, but will need new bottom job soon. (Will include bottom job for purchase price.)

Barient 40 sheet winches (x2)
Barient 32 halyard winches (x2)
Harken ESP Type 2 furling gear (new 2015)
mix of Lewmar and Harken blocks
(These Barient winches are designed to be low-maintenance.)

Water: 150 gallons / 568 litres
Fuel: 72 gallons / 265 litres
Blackwater: 26 gallons / 98 litres (w/ macerator pump-out)
Greywater: 5 gallons / 19 litres (w/ overboard pump)

Raymarine AIS-650 (collision avoidance)
Raymarine Radome RD418D digital radar antenna (integrated to MFD at helm) (new 2015)
Ritchie Binnacle compass
ICOM M505 DSC marine VHF radio
Raymarine ST50 depth, wind speed/direction, log
ST7000 Autopilot (linear drive)
ST4000 Autohelm (backup, needs service)
Raymarine E80 plotter (SeaTalk integration throughout)
Firdell Blipper radar reflector (permanent mast mount)
Autohelm 600 Nav-center GPS (included, working but not used)
Raymarine SL70 radar display (backup, included, working but not used)
KVH satphone/tracphone/v-SAT (included in sale, but not installed - owners preferred hand-held SATphone)
Furuno 207 WeatherFAX (paper print-out, extra paper included)

Sail Inventory:
Main: Dolphin Sails UK full-batten, 2 deep-reef (2013)
Genoa: Dolphin Sails UK 105% furling genoa (2013)
Staysail: UK Sails #4 heavy jib (2015) (ideal for heavy-weather sailing)
Dolphin Sails custom LazyJack system
Double-line reefing system
All halyards/lines/sheets replaced October 2015
Rigging in place for asymmetric spinnaker or parasailor
Rig-rite spinnaker car on mast track (2015)
Spinnaker/whisker pole for downwind sailing (new 2015)

50m chain (likely needs to be checked)
Lofrans Progress1 electric windlass
Fortress anchor
Aft-mount rope spool

32-inch plasma television (main salon)
17-inch LCD television (master cabin)
Sony DVD player and Dolby 5.1 surround sound (w/ subwoofer)
Pioneer radio/Bluetooth head-unit, speakers throughout and on traveler arch (new 2015)

Plastimo SOLAS 4-man life raft
ISAF/RORC flare packs (in date)
ACR Satellite 406 EPIRB (registered 2015)
High-flow electric bilge pump (new) with backup
Manual 30gpm diaphragm bilge pump
Fire extinguishers (some recently replaced 2015)
Winchard jacklines on deck

Victron BlueSolar 140-watt solar panels (x2 = total 280w/17amp)
SunForce Air-X 400-watt wind generator (serviced regularly)
Kohler 8kW generator (needs servicing soon)
Heart Freedom inverter/charger
120v/240v-50Hz/60Hz transformer (any power input okay: European/Caribbean/US/UK)
50ft shore power plug with adaptors

Interior Amenities:
Gimbaled LP gas stove/oven
Electric toilets (master stateroom is new 2015)
Webasto ducted heat (serviced Winter 2014)
Air conditioning (rebuild 2013)
Dickinson Newport diesel heater (needs new diesel pump)
Katadyn PowerSurvivor 80E water maker (4-6 g/h)
Deep freezer

Master Stateroom:
Centerline bed, lots of storage, independent air conditioner unit, vanity, port settee. Master head: electric toilet, separate tub/shower with seat.

Forward stateroom:
Oversized centerline V-berth, vanity, hanging locker, and storage. Forward head: electric toilet and shower with independent sump.

Zodiac 2.6m RIB.

Extra gear included

Zodiac 2.6m RIB. Engine not included (sorry, someone bought it already). Dinghy included purchase price: purchased new in December 2014 and lightly used.

Known Issues:
--The canvas cockpit enclosure (full enclosure) will need to be replaced soon. It is at the end of its usable life. Bimini top and dodger okay, but full replacement would be ideal. Willing to negotiate on bimini replacement costs (split cost, adjust selling price, etc).
--Bottom paint and normal bottom job needed soon. Hull is sound, but painting needed. Will include bottom paint with sale.
--Kohler 8kw genset needs servicing soon. It runs well, but rarely used because of extra-large solar panels.
--House batteries need checking for possible replacement within the next year or so. Sale price adjusted for this.
--Anchor rode (chain) has some age on it consistent with normal use. Needs checked and/or replaced before further extended use.

Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

Refit in 2009, partial refit in 2013 including new high-end cruising sails. All interior wood and brightwork restored to like-new quality. New interior upholstery 2013.

Upgrades have been made to make the boat fully self-sustaining. Specifically: high capacity solar panels, wind generator, watermaker, Webasto heater.

Extra safety modifications for long offshore passages. Regular multi-day passages including Atlantic crossings.

Upgrades have been made to make the boat ready for any country in the world. 50amp power run through transformer. Dual power system for 120v or 240v. Dual outlets throughout: USA 3-prong, and UK 3-prong.

A few interior upgrades, such as nice sound system and LCD tv make the boat live-aboard ready. Nespresso machine included.

See additional details in the Standard Features section.

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